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Ersan Ilyasova | Forward

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: None
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Ersan Ilyasova had 13 points, 10 rebounds, a steal and three 3-pointers on 5-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.
Dude has scored in double figures in six straight games and is averaging 14.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.8 3-pointers on 46 percent shooting over his last five games, making him worth a flier in any league. Mar 5 - 2:12 AM

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Ersan Ilyasova sank 9-of-15 shots including three 3-pointers vs. Denver, finishing Tuesday's loss with a team-high 21 points.

He added three boards, two assists, one steal and one block with only one turnover in 30 minutes of action, and has come to life since re-entering Jason Kidd's starting lineup. The Bucks have lost momentum since the All-Star break, however, and tonight marked their third consecutive defeat. They'll have a tough time snapping the skid during Wednesday's road game vs. the Warriors.
Mar 4 - 12:01 AM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 17 points on 5-of-10 shooting (1-of-4 3PTs, 6-of-8 FTs) with 12 rebounds and one steal in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

Ilyasova has been a top 70-100 value (9/8 cat) in his last four games, a sample that has more or less been his ceiling this season. Perhaps he's ready to turn over a new leaf, but realistically he can't be considered more than a flier pickup until he shows us a bit more.
Feb 28 - 4:42 AM

Ersan Ilyasova played 23 minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday with 11 points, six rebounds, one assists and one 3-pointer.

After playing 35 minutes on Monday, his value actually didn't fall off a cliff today. Coach Jason Kidd seems to be gaining confidence in Ilyasova, but he's missed a lot of games and has basically been in a slump for two seasons. Fantasy owners in FAAB leagues will need to have bulletproof wallets to pay up for Ghostface Ilya.
Feb 25 - 11:49 PM

Ersan Ilyasova started in Monday's loss to the Bulls, scoring 15 points on 6-of-16 shooting with 11 rebounds, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

This is a patented Ilyasova explosion and the operative question is always whether or not he can do it again. He is the definition of a risk-reward pickup.
Feb 23 - 11:06 PM

Ersan Ilyasova will start at power forward against the Bulls on Monday and Jared Dudley will come off the bench.

Chances are this is a matchup-based move for the Bucks. Ilyasova has not played more more than 18 minutes in any game this month and averaged only 5.2 points, 1.8 boards and 0.2 blocks in that span. He can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Feb 23 - 6:39 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (illness) will be available off the bench for Sunday's game against the Hawks.

The opportunity is certainly there for Ilyasova to produce with his only competition for playing time going by the names of John Henson and Johnny O'Bryant, however his propensity to find himself on the sidelines due to various injuries really hurts his upside. He's averaging just 8.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game this season, so it would probably be best to use a wait-and-see approach here.
Feb 22 - 2:37 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (illness) is available to play against the Hawks on Sunday according to head coach Jason Kidd.

Ersan was able to practice on Saturday, but he has simply been too inconsistent to use outside of deeper leagues. With season averages of 8.8 points and 3.5 boards in just 17.5 minutes per game, so it's probably best to leave him on the wire.
Feb 22 - 1:56 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (illness) practiced on Saturday and will be available to play on Sunday.

Saying Ersan is "available to play" right now could change and we should still consider him questionable to play based on his track record to miss games this season. He hasn't played more than 24 minutes in a game since the start of December and the 6'10 forward has just eight blocks on the season.
Feb 21 - 3:31 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (illness) will not play against the Nuggets on Friday.

Hopefully, he's OK, but Ilyasova just can't stay on the court for whatever reason. He can be left on the wire. Expect to see more Jared Dudley and maybe even Johnny O'Bryant or Miles PLumlee.
Feb 20 - 8:00 PM

Ersan Ilyasova played 18 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday with nine points, two rebounds and one 3-pointer.

We doubt anyone started him because the team didn't say if he was playing tonight. Ilyasova has been hurt too often and the only good thing he has going is his nickname, Ghostface Ilya.
Feb 7 - 11:55 PM

Ersan Ilyasova is on the active roster, but the Bucks didn't update his status on Saturday against the Celtics.

This is nothing new and the Bucks keeping their injuries a secret has been a story for a couple years. Nobody likes secrets, Bucks. Especially fantasy owners.
Feb 7 - 8:46 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (right groin soreness) and Zaza Pachulia (calf) are considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Celtics.

Ilyasova returned to action on Friday to the tune of six points, one board and one assist in 16 minutes, but it's not surprising to see him battling some soreness. He isn't known for his durability, so his owners should have a backup plan ready. If Ilyasova ends up sitting this one out, expect Jared Dudley, Khris Middleton and Johnny O'Bryant to see an uptick in minutes.

Ersan Ilyasova (groin) returned to action on Friday, scoring six points on 3-of-10 shooting with one rebound and one assist in 16 minutes.

Ilyasova apparently had a 30-minute limit and his play held him to what you see hear. It's interesting to think that Kidd would play Ilyasova so much and may just reflect Kidd's willingness to make changes on the fly. Owners will want to keep one eye on Ilyasova to see if he can rekindle any old magic, but we're not holding our breath over here waiting for it to happen.
Feb 7 - 1:46 AM

Ersan Ilyasova (groin) will return to action for the Bucks on Friday, coming off the bench vs. the Rockets.

Ilyasova hasn't been able to stay healthy this season, as usual, and he's unlikely to see heavy minutes in his first game back. His return puts a small dent in the value of Khris Middleton and Jared Dudley, both of whom are safe to keep active.
Feb 6 - 6:44 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Jerryd Bayless
3Jorge Gutierrez
4Tyler Ennis
SG1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2O.J. Mayo
SF1Khris Middleton
2Jared Dudley
3Damien Inglis
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Kenyon Martin
3Jabari Parker
C1John Henson
2Zaza Pachulia
3Miles Plumlee
4Johnny O'Bryant